United States Naval Medical Bulletin Volume 14

United States Naval Medical Bulletin Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... levity: integrity intact and honor untarnished in the general carnival of greed and money-making; modesty and quiet attention to duty while all around is display and self-glorification--these are the crying needs of the hour, the needs of the country, and the needs of the service. There is the heroism of the battle field, of the Arctic exploration, of the tragedies of the sea. and of times of tumult and contagion, and there is the quiet heroism of so-called peace with its bloodless revolutions, moral famine, and moral pestilence. The example of our heroes invokes us to play the game. IS EDUCATIONAL PROPHYLAXIS EFFECTIVE? The prevention and treatment of venereal disease has been widely discussed during recent years and is now recognized as a matter of universal and vital concern. The subject naturally has two aspects, the moral and the physical, and it is unfortunate that, because the workers in this field are not equally interested in both and approach them from different standpoints, the two phases have come to be considered antagonistic. Physicians, of course, give succor regardless of the ethical standing of their patients. We do not go into the right and wrong of attempted suicide, infanticide, or abortion until we have done everything we can for the physical distress of these unfortunate cases. As physicians we are naturally concerned primarily with the prevention and cure of venereal diseases by physical means. We know the terrible toll they exact from the virtuous as well as the sinful and how they lower the birth rate and impair the physical integrity of future generations. Since it is conceded by all that treatment should be administered early, we are really going only a small step further in giving venereal prophylactic...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921852
  • 9781236921857